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Poll Results: Do you have/use a floppy drive

 
  • 54% (35)
    Have and use
  • 28% (18)
    Have and don't use
  • 17% (11)
    Don't have
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post #11 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by GomerPyle42
floppys are nice for school work, concidering the most I'm ever transfering is a Word .doc or a PowerPoint. A lot of troubleshooting is done via a floppy boot. Memtest is run from a floppy, usually use that just after overclocks though. Anyone have any other uses for a floppy???
Well, some nob jockies use them for viruses and stuff
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post #12 of 39
I have one but, havn't had to use it yet.
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post #13 of 39
Lol. I put some batch files on a floppy last year and brought them to school. I messed up a bunch of stuff. Messages were being sent to all the computers, all the backgrounds were changed to creepy anime pictures, and I gave everyone full access to everything on the computers. I got kicked off the computers for the rest of the year. Man it sucked.
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post #14 of 39
I've got floppy drives on both my rigs (stole the floppy from my bro's rig to put in my HTPC ) I don't use them all the time, but when you need a floppy they're lifesavers. I use them for things like memtest, installing raid drivers, bios flashes and stuff like that.
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post #15 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdub998
You tried to flash your vid card bios lately? Or install xp with a sata drive? I use mine for that stuff.
^ Yea, what he said. Plus I am an old school PC user and for me it just doesn't look right without one.
post #16 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Renegade5399
^ Yea, what he said. Plus I am an old school PC user and for me it just doesn't look right without one.
That what I felt like when building my rig, I just had to get a floppy drive, otherwise the pc dont look right.
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post #17 of 39
I didnt need to use a floppy drive to install winxp on my WD sata2 drive <3 epox's native drivers.
    
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post #18 of 39
anyone still use 5.5 inch drives?
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post #19 of 39
I keep one around to setup raid or flash.
I only connect it when I need to use it other than that it stays in a drawer.
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post #20 of 39
I have Floppys in all my PCs simply because on a rare ocassion it's there! Heck, there are a 1/2 dozen on the shelf too
OH, and yes, I have a few older PC that utilize 5 1/4 floppys
    
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